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Thread: Shortcut key to java JFrame

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    Default Shortcut key to java JFrame

    My problem is that i want to create a shortcut key or shortcut key combination like Alt+Tab. I would like to know if i can create a shortcut key, so that from anywhere, both when focus is on a desktop or if another program, pressing this key will make my jframe pop up to the foreground.

    Is this at all possible? I will really appriciate any help.

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    Default Re: Shortcut key to java JFrame

    If your java program does not have focus I don't know that you can have it recognize keystrokes being given to another program. That sounds like an OS feature.

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    Default Re: Shortcut key to java JFrame

    Norm's right, you should be able to do this using the OS scripting or native language, but not with Java.

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